Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in households with a high housing cost burden in the United States

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Definitions: Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 who are living in households where more than 30 percent of the monthly income was spent on rent, mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and/or related expenses.

The 30 percent threshold for housing costs is based on research on affordable housing by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development (HUD). According to HUD, households that must allocate more than 30 percent of their income to housing expenses are less likely to have enough resources for food, clothing, medical care or other needs.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 and 2015-2019 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (ACS PUMS).

Footnotes: Updated July 2021.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in households with a high housing cost burden.